Article 4 exemptions to office-to-resi PD rights will continue for another year, government confirms

Local authorities’ power to exclude certain areas from permitted development (PD) rights allowing offices to change use to new housing without needing a planning application will continue until the end of July 2022, the government has said.

by Gavin McEwan
Shrubbery Avenue in Worcester which is subject to an Article 4 direction - image: PL Chadwick / geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Shrubbery Avenue in Worcester which is subject to an Article 4 direction - image: PL Chadwick / geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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